INSTITUTIONS

Section 114.35 - State Hospital at Raybrook

INSTITUTIONS

114.35 State Hospital at Raybrook.

(a) Application. The rules and regulations hereinafter given, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 70, 71 and 73 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 391 of the Laws of 1933, shall apply to all natural and artificial reservoirs, watercourses and drainage areas tributary thereto, used as sources of the water supply of the State Hospital for the Treatment of Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Raybrook, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) For the purposes of this section institution means the State Hospital for the Treatment of Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Raybrook, New York.

(2) Water supply means the water supply of the State Hospital for the Treatment of Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Raybrook, New York.

(3) Reservoir means Alford Pond and the intake reservoir on the outlet stream of said pond and any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for water supply for the institution.

(4) Watercourse means any spring, stream, marsh or channel of any kind, the waters of which flow or may flow into the water supply of the State Hospital for the Treatment of Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Raybrook, New York.

(5) Wherever a linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir or from a watercourse is mentioned in this section, it is intended to mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the high-water mark of a reservoir or to the edge, margin or precipitous bank forming the ordinary high-water mark of such watercourse.

(c) Privies adjacent to any reservoir or watercourse. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind, for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta, shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 200 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle, placed or used for the permanent deposit of human excreta and which is not watertight, shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 250 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(3) Every privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind, placed or used for the temporary storage of human excreta, located between the limiting distances prescribed by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subdivision, shall be arranged in such a manner that all excreta shall be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container which shall be emptied as set forth in paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subdivision.

(4) Whenever the aforesaid watertight receptacles or removable containers become filled within six inches of the top, said receptacles or containers shall be emptied or removed and the contents disposed of as hereinafter provided, in order to maintain the privy or receptacle in proper sanitary condition and effectually prevent any overflow upon the soil or upon the foundation or floor of the privy. In effecting this removal the utmost care shall be exercised that none of the contents be allowed to escape while being transported from the privy or receptacle to the place of disposal hereinafter specified and that the contents or the removable containers be thoroughly covered while being transported and that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises or the adjacent premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specifically ordered or permitted by State Commissioner of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid watertight receptacles or removable containers permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or pits and covered with not less than 12 inches of soil in such a manner as effectually to prevent their being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at a distance of not less than 500 feet from any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(d) Sewage, sink wastes, garbage, etc. (1) No bath water, laundry wastes, sewage or other excremental matter from any water closet, privy, cesspool or other source shall be thrown, placed, led, conducted, discharged or allowed to escape or flow in any manner, either directly or indirectly, into any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution, nor shall any such liquid or solid matters be thrown, placed, led, conducted, discharged or allowed to escape or flow onto the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight receptacles or removable containers, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 250 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution. (2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any garage, dairy or cheese factory nor water in which milk cans, utensils, clothing, bedding, carpets or harness have been washed or rinsed nor any polluted water or liquid of any kind shall be thrown or discharged directly or indirectly into any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution, nor shall any such liquid or solid refuse or waste matter be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight receptacles or removable containers, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpet, harness, vehicle, receptacle, utensil nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(e) Bathing, boating, fishing and ice cutting. No person shall bathe, boat, fish or cut ice and no domestic animal or poultry shall be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim, nor be washed or watered in the intake reservoir of the water supply of the institution.

(f) Animals, manure, compost and barnyards. (1) No stable for cattle or horses, no barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, no hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals and no manure pile or compost heap shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(2) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse nor be placed, piled or spread upon the surface of the ground at any point on the watershed tributary to the water supply of the institution, nor shall such human excreta or compost or other matter containing human excreta be buried in the soil unless covered with not less than 12 inches of soil nor within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution; and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within a distance of 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(3) No decayed or fermented fruit or vegetables, roots, grain, cider mill wastes or other vegetable refuse of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or pass into any reservoir or watercourse, nor shall they be thrown, placed, piled, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet from any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(g) Dead animals, offal, industrial wastes. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or polluted industrial wastes of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or to pass into any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution, nor shall any such material or refuse be so located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may reach any such reservoir or watercourse without having first percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form and not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage for a distance of 200 feet from any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(h) Camps. No camp, tent, building or other structure for occupancy by transients or for the housing of laborers engaged in construction work or for any other use, except as a private camp or dwelling maintained by a person for his own personal use or for the use of his family and friends, shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the water supply of the institution.

(j) Inspections. The superintendent of the institution or such other person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the water supply of the institution shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoirs, watercourses and drainage areas tributary thereto for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with, and it shall be the duty of said superintendent to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same with notices of such violations; and if such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations it shall be the further duty of the superintendent to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The superintendent shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, on the first day of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year, stating the number of inspections which have been made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served and the general condition of the watershed at the time of the last inspection. (k) General clause. In addition to observing the foregoing requirements all persons living on or visiting a watershed shall refrain from any act, though not heretofore specified, which may result in contamination of any portion of the water supply of the institution.

(l) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 391 of the Laws of 1933, the penalty for each and every violation of or noncompliance with any of these rules and regulations which relate to a permanent source or act of contamination is hereby fixed at $100.
 

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